Delivering Cutting Edge Compute Resources To The Online Classroom

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Brief Abstract

In this session, we will discuss (1) the growing variety of compute resources needed to support courses in programming, machine learning, data science, engineering and IT; (2) how top universities are using Vocareum to configure and deploy interactive computing (Jupyter, RStudio), cluster computing, distributed databases, container networks, and cloud infrastructure; and (3) how Vocareum cloud learning labs tightly integrate compute, storage, LMS and cost management to provide students with an optimized learning experience.

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Sanjay Srivastava is an entrepreneur and product leader with experience building highly successful businesses in semiconductors, storage software and education. Sanjay founded Vocareum to transform learning by leveraging mobility, cloud computing, and machine learning to empower instructors. Sanjay's involvement in education also includes investment in Lifelaunchr.com, board position at the non-profit Foundation for Excellence, and participating in various initiatives the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Previously, Sanjay was co-founder, president and CEO of Denali Software (acquired by Cadence in 2010). At Cadence, he held the title of Senior Vice President, Research and Development, SoC Realization Group. Sanjay was also Chairman of the Board at NVELO (acquired by Samsung in 2012). He holds a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a B. Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, India.

Extended Abstract

In our global digital economy, it’s not just computer science majors that need digital skills. The role of data in making mission-critical decisions is increasing exponentially, leading to greater demand for computer literacy across multiple disciplines, from business analytics to healthcare to scientific computing. By incorporating cloud learning labs and deploying enterprise-grade infrastructure directly into the curriculum, institutions prepare learners for careers in a data-centric, cloud-enabled world.

In this session, we will discuss (1) the growing variety of compute resources needed to support courses in programming, machine learning, data science, engineering and IT; (2) how top universities are using Vocareum to configure and deploy interactive computing (Jupyter, RStudio), cluster computing, distributed databases, container networks, and cloud infrastructure; and (3) how Vocareum cloud learning labs tightly integrate compute, storage, LMS and cost management to provide students with an optimized learning experience.